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Red River Revel Returns for 2021

Red River Revel Returns for year 45!

For 45 years, the Ark-La-Tex converged in downtown Shreveport in October for the Red River Revel and in 2021, everyone is invited back after a year off no thanks to Covid. If you haven’t been, the Revel lasts for nine days highlighting great art, music and food. Generations of families can enjoy the nine days of fun from October 2-10, 2021. Red River Revel president Michael Ostendorff went as a kid, became a volunteer and now takes his children to the Revel. He has great plans for this year!

ART at Red River Revel 2021

You can’t miss the 75+ artists set up showing off a wide array of techniques from metalworking to acrylic paintings to photography and a whole lot more. Find that next wonderful treasure to wear or hang on the wall or use in your home. Take a sneak peek at the artists participating here.

MUSIC at the Revel

A quick look at the music lineup reveals more than 70 bands and groups performing on two stages. Many local favorites plan to play from the Shreveport Second Line Brass Band to Schaefer Mueller to The Gems Dance Company. Headliners usually play to a packed Festival Plaza.

  • Marc Broussard on Saturday, October 2
  • Kings Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, October 6
  • Samantha Fish on Thursday, October 7
  • Step Show Competition with Rob Base and Coolio on Friday, October 8
  • Laine Hardy on Saturday, October 9

FOOD at the Revel

No matter what taste you have in food, you can find something terrific to eat at the Revel. Plan ahead by looking at the menu here. New this year according to Ostendorff will be a Seafood Mac N Cheese and a Beefy Bolognese over Mac N Cheese. Click the picture below to see some of the more ‘interesting’ foods served out there in 2019.

Fun Food at the Red River Revel

KIDS FUN at the Red River Revel 2021

Of course there’s a whole section for kids at this family friendly event. Returning once again are the Brookshire’s Grocery Shopping Experience, the Mud Dig and the Oschner LSU Health System Obstacle Course. You can’t miss the Sand Art; it’s a family tradition! Ostendorff also announced that new for 2021 will be Laser Tag.

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